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20 – 26 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Beate Kampmann (24/08) Beate comments on President Trump’s decision to fast track the approval of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine on BBC News. Beate said: “What’s disconcerting is the political point-scoring in the development of … Continue reading

13 – 19 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Heidi Larson (18/08) Heidi emphasises the importance of active listening to tackle vaccine hesitancy on BBC Radio 4 (from 18:41). Heidi said: “We cannot dismiss any questions because vaccines do have risks and … Continue reading

6 – 12 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Beate Kampmann (11/08) Beate stresses that without safety and efficacy trials, Russia’s approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is “scientifically unsound” on LBC. Beate said: “The announcement appears to be driven by politics rather … Continue reading

30 August – 5 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Rashida Ferrand (04/08) Rashida explains how the COVID-19 crisis in Zimbabwe is being aggravated by the strike of healthcare workers on Euronews. Rashida said: “We barely have any doctors or nurses providing any services for coronavirus … Continue reading

16 – 22 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Peter Piot (21/07) Peter suggests in The Telegraph (£) that the custom of shaking hands should be abandoned to curb the spread of COVID-19. Peter said: “Many of the cultural behaviours in other … Continue reading

9 – 15 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 David Heymann (14/07) David discusses the possibility of airborne transmission of COVID-19 in The Guardian. David said: “There is limited evidence that aerosols generated by talking, coughing or sneezing can spread more than … Continue reading

2 – 8 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Heidi Larson (07/07) Heidi Larson tells The Telegraph (£) that governments and public health officials will need to reassure the public that any new COVID-19 vaccine is safe. Heidi said: “If there was … Continue reading

25 June – 1 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Peter Piot (30/06) Peter emphasises that face masks should be compulsory in all public and enclosed spaces, in The Guardian. Peter said: “Britain is a nation of people who want absolute evidence, and … Continue reading

18 – 24 June

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Peter Piot (24/06) On The China Current, Peter highlights the importance of mass behavioural change as a “second line of defence” against COVID-19 in the absence of an effective vaccine. Peter said: “As … Continue reading

11 – 17 June

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Since 1 January, LSHTM has featured in more than 55,000 pieces of coverage on the coronavirus outbreak across print, broadcast and online. Many thanks to colleagues who are sparing the time to conduct … Continue reading